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Self-healing Anti-corrosion Anti-fouling Material Opportunities

Self-healing Anti-corrosion Anti-fouling Material Opportunities

The direct cost of corrosion accounts for about 2-5% of a nation's GDP. For example, steel structures and steel rod "rebar" reinforcing concrete in bridges, tunnels, dams and buildings rust bursting away the concrete as shown bottom right. Those structures often have to be replaced prematurely meaning 3-30 years instead of hundred of years.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 5, 2022
Self Healing Nanomaterials Usable in Solar Panels, Electronic Devices

Self Healing Nanomaterials Usable in Solar Panels, Electronic Devices

The field of self-repairing materials is rapidly expanding, and what used to be science fiction might soon become reality, thanks to scientists who developed eco-friendly nanocrystal semiconductors capable of self-healing.
External Company Press Release
E Ink Announces Pledge to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions By 2040

E Ink Announces Pledge to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions By 2040

E Ink has pledged to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040. E Ink has been working for several years towards zero carbon emissions to help mitigate the impact of climate change and to promote sustainable technologies. E Ink has a three phase plan to reach their commitment of Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2040.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Hydrogel Market Emerging

Self-healing Hydrogel Market Emerging

The subject of self-healing polymeric hydrogels is progressing rapidly. It is primarily driven by needs in healthcare. Some heal chemical as well as mechanical damage.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 4, 2022
Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Ultrathin nanomaterials, known as MXenes, are poised to make it easier to monitor a person's well-being by analyzing their perspiration. While they share a similar two-dimensional nature to graphene, MXenes are composed of nontoxic metals, such as titanium, in combination with carbon or nitrogen atoms. With naturally high conductivity and strong surface charges, MXenes are attractive candidates for biosensors that can detect small changes to chemical concentrations.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 3, 2022
Self Healing Perovskite Solar Cell

Self Healing Perovskite Solar Cell

These solar cells have shown amazing humidity stability and self-healing behavior after 500 hours of operation, according to the researchers.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 31, 2021
LG Display Unveils OLED EX

LG Display Unveils OLED EX

Deuterium compounds are used to make highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes that emit stronger light. LG Display has successfully converted the hydrogen elements present in organic light emitting elements into stable deuterium and managed to apply the compounds to OLED EX for the first time.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 29, 2021
Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Researchers have developed a technique to improve the flexibility of ultra-thin electronics, such as those used in bendable devices or clothing. Published in Science Advances, the study details the use of water vapor plasma to directly bond gold electrodes fixed onto separate ultra-thin polymer films, without needing adhesives or high temperatures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Construction Materials

Self-healing Construction Materials

There is a huge opportunity for better self-healing concrete and not enough research. IDTechEx analyses what is known so far.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 28, 2021
Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live up to Hype in First Demonstration

Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live up to Hype in First Demonstration

Researchers have incorporated phosphorene nanoribbons into new types of solar cells, dramatically improving their efficiency. Phosphorene nanoribbons are ribbon-like strands of the 2D material phosphorous, which, similar to graphene, are made of single-atom-thick layers of atoms. PNRs were first produced in 2019, and hundreds of theoretical studies have predicted how their properties could enhance all kinds of devices, including batteries, biomedical sensors, and quantum computers.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Healthcare Materials

Self-healing Healthcare Materials

Self-healing ability is of great significance for biomaterials, to prolong their life but also to improve performance, even facilitating new opportunities particularly in biology and biomedicine.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 24, 2021
Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

A novel carbon-based biosensor is set to drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics. The sensor is made of epitaxial graphene - essentially multiple layers of very thin, very strong carbon - grown directly onto a silicon-carbide-on-silicon substrate. The result is a highly scalable novel sensing technology that overcomes three major challenges of graphene-based biosensing: corrosion, durability and skin contact resistance
Printed Electronics World
Dec 24, 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Materials in  Commercial Use

Self-healing Materials in Commercial Use

Mainstream applications of self-healing materials involve more that just the ability of materials to creep and fill cracks or even the self-healing mechanisms withing electrolytic capacitors and batteries. By mainstream we mean materials tailored specifically to be self-healing and used to replace regular materials such as concrete, polymers and corrosion coatings for metals.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 22, 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 21, 2021
Perovskite Solar Cell with Ultra Long Stability

Perovskite Solar Cell with Ultra Long Stability

Perovskites are the great hope for further increasing the efficiency of solar modules in the future. Until now, their short service life has been considered the biggest hurdle to their practical use, but this could soon change.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Materials: Formats, Formulations

Self-healing Materials: Formats, Formulations

There are many circumstances where self-healing would be a highly desirable aspect of materials used. This premium article examines the formats and formulations of self-healing materials.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 17, 2021
Stable Material for More Efficient Solar Cells

Stable Material for More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers have developed a new process for producing stable perovskite materials to create more efficient solar cells.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Anti-corrosion Anti-fouling Material Opportunities

Self-healing Anti-corrosion Anti-fouling Material Opportunities

The direct cost of corrosion accounts for about 2-5% of a nation's GDP. For example, steel structures and steel rod "rebar" reinforcing concrete in bridges, tunnels, dams and buildings rust bursting away the concrete as shown bottom right. Those structures often have to be replaced prematurely meaning 3-30 years instead of hundred of years.
External Company Press Release
E Ink Announces Pledge to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions By 2040

E Ink Announces Pledge to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions By 2040

E Ink has pledged to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040. E Ink has been working for several years towards zero carbon emissions to help mitigate the impact of climate change and to promote sustainable technologies. E Ink has a three phase plan to reach their commitment of Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2040.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 4, 2022
Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Ultrathin nanomaterials, known as MXenes, are poised to make it easier to monitor a person's well-being by analyzing their perspiration. While they share a similar two-dimensional nature to graphene, MXenes are composed of nontoxic metals, such as titanium, in combination with carbon or nitrogen atoms. With naturally high conductivity and strong surface charges, MXenes are attractive candidates for biosensors that can detect small changes to chemical concentrations.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 31, 2021
LG Display Unveils OLED EX

LG Display Unveils OLED EX

Deuterium compounds are used to make highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes that emit stronger light. LG Display has successfully converted the hydrogen elements present in organic light emitting elements into stable deuterium and managed to apply the compounds to OLED EX for the first time.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Construction Materials

Self-healing Construction Materials

There is a huge opportunity for better self-healing concrete and not enough research. IDTechEx analyses what is known so far.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 24, 2021
Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

A novel carbon-based biosensor is set to drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics. The sensor is made of epitaxial graphene - essentially multiple layers of very thin, very strong carbon - grown directly onto a silicon-carbide-on-silicon substrate. The result is a highly scalable novel sensing technology that overcomes three major challenges of graphene-based biosensing: corrosion, durability and skin contact resistance
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Materials in  Commercial Use

Self-healing Materials in Commercial Use

Mainstream applications of self-healing materials involve more that just the ability of materials to creep and fill cracks or even the self-healing mechanisms withing electrolytic capacitors and batteries. By mainstream we mean materials tailored specifically to be self-healing and used to replace regular materials such as concrete, polymers and corrosion coatings for metals.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 21, 2021
Perovskite Solar Cell with Ultra Long Stability

Perovskite Solar Cell with Ultra Long Stability

Perovskites are the great hope for further increasing the efficiency of solar modules in the future. Until now, their short service life has been considered the biggest hurdle to their practical use, but this could soon change.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Materials: Formats, Formulations

Self-healing Materials: Formats, Formulations

There are many circumstances where self-healing would be a highly desirable aspect of materials used. This premium article examines the formats and formulations of self-healing materials.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 5, 2022
Self Healing Nanomaterials Usable in Solar Panels, Electronic Devices

Self Healing Nanomaterials Usable in Solar Panels, Electronic Devices

The field of self-repairing materials is rapidly expanding, and what used to be science fiction might soon become reality, thanks to scientists who developed eco-friendly nanocrystal semiconductors capable of self-healing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Hydrogel Market Emerging

Self-healing Hydrogel Market Emerging

The subject of self-healing polymeric hydrogels is progressing rapidly. It is primarily driven by needs in healthcare. Some heal chemical as well as mechanical damage.
Printed Electronics World
Jan 3, 2022
Self Healing Perovskite Solar Cell

Self Healing Perovskite Solar Cell

These solar cells have shown amazing humidity stability and self-healing behavior after 500 hours of operation, according to the researchers.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 29, 2021
Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Researchers have developed a technique to improve the flexibility of ultra-thin electronics, such as those used in bendable devices or clothing. Published in Science Advances, the study details the use of water vapor plasma to directly bond gold electrodes fixed onto separate ultra-thin polymer films, without needing adhesives or high temperatures.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 28, 2021
Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live up to Hype in First Demonstration

Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live up to Hype in First Demonstration

Researchers have incorporated phosphorene nanoribbons into new types of solar cells, dramatically improving their efficiency. Phosphorene nanoribbons are ribbon-like strands of the 2D material phosphorous, which, similar to graphene, are made of single-atom-thick layers of atoms. PNRs were first produced in 2019, and hundreds of theoretical studies have predicted how their properties could enhance all kinds of devices, including batteries, biomedical sensors, and quantum computers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing Healthcare Materials

Self-healing Healthcare Materials

Self-healing ability is of great significance for biomaterials, to prolong their life but also to improve performance, even facilitating new opportunities particularly in biology and biomedicine.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 24, 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 22, 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 17, 2021
Stable Material for More Efficient Solar Cells

Stable Material for More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers have developed a new process for producing stable perovskite materials to create more efficient solar cells.
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